2017 Hayes Prize Winners Announced
The Hayes Prize committee is pleased to announce the two recipients of this year’s award: Dr. Evan Levine, Assistant Commissioner of Data Analytics at the New York City Police Department, and Susana Vilardell, Director of Educational Services, Department of Homeless Services Office of Public, Private Partnerships.
Dr. Levine is responsible for integrating analytics and data science into the Department’s operations and has built tools for predictive policing, pattern identification, and crime data visualization. His efforts have significantly enhanced decision-making at all levels of the Department. He has been with the NYPD since 2012, prior to which he was a Presidential Management Fellow at the Department of Homeland Security. Dr. Levine has a Ph.D. In Astrophysics from the University of California at Berkeley.
Ms. Vilardell played an instrumental role in the first ever data matching process between DHS and DOE that has expanded access to transportation services for students residing in temporary housing, which has improved their school attendance as a result. She also spearheaded an initiative that has brought literacy services directly to families with children residing in shelters. She has worked in education and housing in the city since 2005, and has Master of Public Administration degree from Baruch College.
The Committee also recognizes this year’s finalists: Margot Walker, Managing Director, Green Infrastructure Planning and Partnerships at the Department of Environmental Protection and Dawn Miller, Chief of Staff, at the Taxi and Limousine Commission.